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07-26-21, 02:35 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

36 holes were common on non-English bicycles long...

36 holes were common on non-English bicycles long before the seventies. Luckily, I have a 1951, 36 spoke AW hub for use in my '53 Raleigh Sports as I want to replace the very rusty rims with new ones...
02-25-21, 05:52 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Here' s my pair of BSA's, Mark... :) ...

Here' s my pair of BSA's, Mark... :)


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/722x480/bsa_x2_7f01678af13d1b9b3835164ef3d3372085b3efe6.jpg

Peter
08-11-20, 01:20 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

That' s a very nice one. Mine is the military...

That' s a very nice one. Mine is the military version. While both are BSA B40 models, they have not a lot in common, apart from most engine parts... :lol:
Right hand gear change comes from the days...
08-10-20, 01:06 PM
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Posted By oldveloman

This one feels at home on small winding roads -...

This one feels at home on small winding roads - and we have plenty of them over here... :)

Peter
08-10-20, 12:04 PM
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Posted By oldveloman

Here' s the 1954 BSA Roadster: ...

Here' s the 1954 BSA Roadster:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x351/1954bsa_roadster_607eef27f87c81b547710c0e705eed584341f36c.jpg

And the 1967 BSA B40WD motorbike:

...
08-10-20, 05:11 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

BSA 3-speed hub

A few weeks ago, I finally laced my NOS BSA 3-speed hub in the rusty rim of my '54 BSA Tourer.
In de box of NOS spokes I have, I was lucky enough to find the right length, number AND quantity of...
07-14-20, 01:53 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Yes, the quality of BSA- parts is to a very high...

Yes, the quality of BSA- parts is to a very high standard.
Hub and internals are boxed and labelled ;)

Peter
07-14-20, 01:48 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Thanks, Peter. Yes, I notice that all...

Thanks, Peter.
Yes, I notice that all (hardened-) parts on the BSA are pretty hard, so recutting is not an option. Building up metal might be possible though...
And no, I never throw ANYTHING...
07-05-20, 10:22 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

I am afraid that won' t work. The axle is barely...

I am afraid that won' t work. The axle is barely long enough and the thread is horribly damaged. I will use the new hub and of course save all parts from the original hub, but I think the original...
07-05-20, 03:07 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

The nut is in fairly good condition. Finding a...

The nut is in fairly good condition. Finding a spare one will be near impossible, as these hubs are pretty rare over here, so the only option will be making a new one, if this one fails...

Peter
07-05-20, 03:01 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

I was thinking the same, but there' s not much...

I was thinking the same, but there' s not much metal left. Axle diameter is also smaller than the Sturmey- ones.

Peter
07-04-20, 12:44 PM
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Posted By oldveloman

BSA 3 speed hub

Bought myself a NOS BSA 3-speed hub a few days ago.
The thread on the axle of the original one in my 1954 BSA Tourer was badly damaged when I bought it many years ago, but finally failed completely...
06-12-20, 01:45 PM
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Posted By oldveloman

Hi all, I was planning to order a set of...

Hi all,

I was planning to order a set of decals for my 1953 Raleigh Sports that I am restoring, but I have this little question:
All decals like “The All Steel Bicycle" ans “Raleigh Sports" are...
05-13-20, 12:48 PM
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Posted By oldveloman

I know this is a very old thread, but looking at...

I know this is a very old thread, but looking at that lug on the frame in the picture, it was made between 1949 and 1955...

Peter
04-15-20, 12:43 PM
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Posted By oldveloman

Hi all, My '54 BSA was in need of a serious...

Hi all,

My '54 BSA was in need of a serious service, so I took apart the Bottom Bracket.
There was sufficient wear on the axle and cups, so I dug up my box of spare BB-parts, only to find out BSA...
04-06-20, 08:54 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Hi dweenk, the tool was only suitable for use on...

Hi dweenk, the tool was only suitable for use on the left hand side cup, as there was no means of screwing a bar into the inner bush to clamp it onto the frame,
so I bored a hole and cut M8 thread...
04-05-20, 10:47 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Hi all, A few months ago, while searching for...

Hi all,
A few months ago, while searching for parts and stuff on a local motorcycle swap meet, I found a nice little tool in a box of junk…
We all know that BB-cups can be a real challenge to get...
02-24-20, 03:49 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Last saturday, we had our annual motorcycle swap...

Last saturday, we had our annual motorcycle swap mee here.
Was lucky enough to find some nice (and cheap) motorcycle stuff and also some bicycle parts, including this very good condition Brooks B66S...
11-18-19, 12:02 PM
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Posted By oldveloman

I fitted a normal Sturmey cable to mine a few...

I fitted a normal Sturmey cable to mine a few years ago.

Peter
11-18-19, 09:00 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Very nice find, Peter! Sunbeam was part of...

Very nice find, Peter!

Sunbeam was part of BSA until Raleigh took over BSA in 1957, so you' ll need a shifter like this one - introduced in 1948.
...
08-12-19, 12:56 PM
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Posted By oldveloman

Yesterday, we travelled to Amsterdam to visit an...

Yesterday, we travelled to Amsterdam to visit an art exhibition, but had a nice walk through the city as well.
As you will expect, I had one eye on the bicycles too ... :lol:

I spotted only a...
03-11-19, 04:09 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

My rod-braked '54 BSA has the front brake on the...

My rod-braked '54 BSA has the front brake on the right. I prefer this too, so I have that setup on my other bicycles as well.
No need to think twice when riding the motorbike... :lol:

Peter
03-07-19, 03:58 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Those single disks were chromium plated, what...

Those single disks were chromium plated, what made them bad performers overall, but completely useless in damp weather.

Peter
03-06-19, 06:09 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Yes, ex Ward Department. Most of these were sold...

Yes, ex Ward Department. Most of these were sold to the public in the early eighties.
Frame and engine were similar to the Victor ( though the B40 is a 350cc ).
Sturdy and fun little bike …

Peter
03-06-19, 01:51 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Nice Bonnie :) I had a '76 T140. Lovely bike,...

Nice Bonnie :)
I had a '76 T140. Lovely bike, but I always wanted one with drums instead of the useless disks they used during the seventies...
At the moment, I am restoring my '67 BSA B40WD that I...
03-04-19, 10:26 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Thanks, Dan. The only bike in my possession with...

Thanks, Dan. The only bike in my possession with a wider frame, is my tandem that has balloon tires, drum brakes and 3speed derailleur, so I was wondering if the longer spindle could have another...
03-04-19, 07:24 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

I probably missed it somewhere in this ever...

I probably missed it somewhere in this ever growing thread, but what is the purpose of the 163mm spindle in this 1988 AW hub ( left ), while all other hubs seem to be 147mm long ?

Peter...
02-25-19, 12:06 PM
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Posted By oldveloman

My Belgian bikes: a “The Gold Lion" tandem, a...

My Belgian bikes: a “The Gold Lion" tandem, a “Taxandria" and a - for now - unknown make.

The Taxandria has its name in the chainring, as seen below.
...
02-25-19, 05:23 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Those bolt on chainrings were pretty common. I...

Those bolt on chainrings were pretty common. I have them on some of my (Belgian-) bikes too. Screws have square heads.
Here' s a 1953 ad :
...
02-11-19, 04:55 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

That' s a very nice find and in pretty original...

That' s a very nice find and in pretty original and undamaged shape.
Royal Nord ( 1927-1967 ) was a renowned Belgian bicycle, moped and motorcycle producer.

Peter
01-28-19, 06:23 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Cadmium plating was used extensively and offers...

Cadmium plating was used extensively and offers good resistance to corrosion indeed.
I use Alu-Zinc spraycans to restore worn-off cadmium plated parts. Used it on spokes, bolts, etc., both on...
11-12-18, 08:38 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

And here is the rod brake linkage on my '54 BSA...

And here is the rod brake linkage on my '54 BSA Tourer:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1150x888/brake_lever_caf3135d81005b95c7c3a91d1b9b158e71b9a975.jpg

Peter
11-05-18, 10:07 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

The Tourer didn' t get a lot of alterations in...

The Tourer didn' t get a lot of alterations in its long production line...

Your frame is definitely a pre- Raleigh BSA (Streamline ?) frame, but that model was also produced after the Raleigh...
11-05-18, 06:34 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

This is a ball as those used in the headset of my...

This is a ball as those used in the headset of my 1954 BSA Roadster:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/614x819/ball_5c5f1bf6f85d9772ba6e9c15eb9c12017695676b.jpg

Top of the...
10-15-18, 03:10 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Hi Peter, That' s a very nice find :love: ...

Hi Peter,
That' s a very nice find :love:

I have a 1954 BSA Model 900E Roadster with Stirrup brakes front and rear and the normal BSA 3-speed hub.
It is my favourite ride and is used for the...
08-06-18, 04:24 PM
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Posted By oldveloman

Don' t think so. I bought this one 500 metres...

Don' t think so. I bought this one 500 metres from my home in Belgium :)

Peter
08-06-18, 11:39 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Added another Raleigh icon to the stable today......

Added another Raleigh icon to the stable today... :)
It' s a 1976 3-speed Twenty in need of a thorough clean-up, but it is mechanically sound.

Peter
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05-28-18, 06:35 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Well, here' s another one for your collection :) ...

Well, here' s another one for your collection :)
Looks like I will have to clean it once more ( using soapy water ), but I do not want to overdo that. Maybe the rubber doesn' t like that too much ?...
05-28-18, 05:49 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

My 1954 BSA 3-speed still has its original rubber...

My 1954 BSA 3-speed still has its original rubber grips and allthough there' s some cracks, they still feel okay and non-sticky...
I' d love to keep them in good shape, so can anyone recommend...
05-20-18, 02:52 PM
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Posted By oldveloman

Opened the chaincase of the '53 Raleigh Sports...

Opened the chaincase of the '53 Raleigh Sports today and found a black enamelled chainwheel in there.
Was that common practice with closed chaincases in those days ?

Peter...
05-12-18, 03:15 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Thanks. I will keep this picture for reference....

Thanks. I will keep this picture for reference. Not sure though if I will find a match over here, but it' s worth a try.

I had seen the bottom bracket tool in the link (http://bikesmithdesign.com)...
05-10-18, 04:35 PM
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Posted By oldveloman

Thanks, Chief, glad you like it :) Interesting...

Thanks, Chief, glad you like it :)
Interesting stuff. Now I know what to look for.

I also found this blog (http://classicthreespeeds.blogspot.be/2013/07/1953-raleigh-sports.html) that has some...
05-09-18, 11:04 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Or something like this. Just 2 parts bolted...

Or something like this. Just 2 parts bolted together :

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x414/headlight_debe865c587e1b925957c372d65d3f414224a8c9.jpg
05-09-18, 06:47 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Thanks again, BigChief ! I cleaned up the...

Thanks again, BigChief !
I cleaned up the serial number a bit and it says 41177 BK , so according to the list at the Headbadge (http://www.jaysmarine.com/TH_raleigh_serials.html) and the Visual ID /...
05-08-18, 09:10 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Hard to keep up with you guys here. Loads of new...

Hard to keep up with you guys here. Loads of new posts :speedy:

Yesterday, another “old Raleigh" was dumped at my doorstep. If this goes on, I will have to expand my garage...
Anyway, this one is...
04-20-18, 02:59 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Thanks Paul !

Thanks Paul !
04-19-18, 12:04 PM
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Posted By oldveloman

Thanks, Johnny. So this Triumph Sports must be...

Thanks, Johnny.
So this Triumph Sports must be 1961, 1962, or 1963.
We are getting closer :)

Seems like a bargain, that '61 Raleigh you got there !

Peter
04-19-18, 07:53 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Haven' t tried that yet, but it' s a soft plastic...

Haven' t tried that yet, but it' s a soft plastic thing, so I guess it will come out easily.
04-19-18, 07:45 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Hah ! Thanks again, BC. I wasn' t sure if I...

Hah ! Thanks again, BC.
I wasn' t sure if I replaced the handlebars, or the grips, or the levers years ago - or not.
There' s two different alloy Weinmann levers fitted BTW.
I know that other...
04-19-18, 03:33 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Thanks BigChief, that' s a lot of help ! As...

Thanks BigChief, that' s a lot of help !

As I said before, this Triumph Sports was a single speed bike when bought 25 years ago and I fitted a '77 3-speed wheel a few years later. So no clue...
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